Oct 8 • 5M

Rodney Dangerfield Redux

An odd quirk of grammar arises independently in languages all around the world.

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John McWhorter
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The Garden of Palms in Paramaribo, Suriname

The South American creole Sranan contains a perfect example of how the “Rodney Dangerfield pronoun” — as we have taken to calling it — can cement its way into the grammar of a language. John explains.

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